About the Health Economics Sub-Committee

The primary role of the HESC is to assess if a product’s proposed benefit (pricing) is reasonable considering its clinical effectiveness.

Page last updated: 04 August 2017

The Health Economics Sub-Committee (HESC) is a sub-committee of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC). HESC consists of a Chair with current PLAC membership as well as individuals with expertise in health economics.

The primary role of the HESC is to assess if a product’s proposed benefit (pricing) is reasonable considering its clinical effectiveness. The HESC assesses products against currently listed prostheses, including similar items that may not necessarily be used for the same purpose. The HESC may also consider the cost of prostheses in other markets. The assessments inform the HESC’s advice to the PLAC on appropriate Prostheses List Minimum Benefits.

HESC proposes benefits and provides these to the PLAC for consideration in its recommendations to the Minister for Health. The PLAC makes recommendations about listing prostheses and the proposed Minimum Benefit to the Minister for Health.

HESC Members

  • Adjunct Professor Jim Butler
  • Professor Ian McRae
  • Dr Rosemary Korda
  • Ms Robyn Kemp.

HESC Terms of Reference

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HESC Operational Guidelines

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